The Political War of Wordgames

A political war of wordgames rages on.  The latest front has been drawn at the steps of the Supreme Court. Warning of a "right-wing revolution dressed in judicial robes," campaign strategist Robert Shrum in his March 30 article declared: "The court's conservative wing appears ready to engage in some despicable judicial activism on ObamaCare." "Judicial activism?"  We barely had time to recover from amazement at the provocative use of the term by a liberal before we heard Obama himself utter, a few days later, these remarkable words: Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.  And I'd just remind conservative commentators that for years what we've heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint - that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a...(Read Full Article)

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